Nobel Prize Winner Kofi Annan to speak at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella

Kofi Annan, the ex Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Prize winner is to hold  a speech on The Global Compact: Challenging Business to Become Leading Actors in Sustainable Development.

The event is to take place at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella on April the 13th from 5:30pm.

In this speech, Kofi Annan will reiterate the responsibility of businesses and individuals to address environmental challenges; undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; protect human rights; and encourage the development and transfer of environmentally-sustainable technologies.

Kofi Annan:

Born in Ghana in 1938, Kofi Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving from 1997 to 2006. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace jointly with the United Nations in 2001.

As a constant advocate for human rights, the rule of law, the Millennium Development Goals and Africa,  one of Kofi Annan´s main priorities as Secretary-General was a comprehensive programme of reform aimed at revitalizing the United Nations and making the international system more effective.

“Only when government is grounded in the rule of law — fairly and consistently applied — can society rest on a solid foundation. Leaders must ensure that the rules are respected — that they protect the rights and property of individual citizens. Leaders must also hold themselves to the same rules, the same restraints — never above them.” -Address by Kofi Annan, The Fifth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, July 2007

Tickets can be purchased at El Corte Inglés or by calling: +34 952 830 806

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